Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences, JAMK, and Moventas Gears Oy are to start a cooperation on a technical development project. The project, called NXT-GEN Pulsator testing, introduces a new material fatigue testing competence through an investment in a new testing device as well as creation of testing processes and testing operation for the new investment. The agreement of the project was signed on 18th of June.
With the planned testing capability, Moventas aims to validate new and stronger gear materials for future products through a quicker and more effective testing process. This will enable Moventas to secure its competitive advantage. “The project can secure Moventas’ competitive advantage by introducing new materials for products. These new material technologies enable Moventas’ position as one of the leading wind gearbox manufacturers in the world now and in the future”, says Moventas CTO Jyrki Virtanen.
The partnership model in this project is novel; The new testing capability will be placed at JAMK’s campus and Moventas will be user of this capability. The testing operation will become a part of JAMK’s Center of Applied Science’s (CAMS) activity. The main object of the cooperation for JAMK is to broaden the competence in applied material science. The planned new testing capability can be efficiently used for material research in a wide scope of different applications and the research will be leveraged in teaching as well. “Through this agreement, we have the ability to test technologies in new ways. We are pioneers in this kind of cooperation between companies and universities of applied sciences”, says Matti Kurki, Head of Department, Industrial Engineering from JAMK.
“JAMK is an important cooperation partner for Moventas both in education and in research. JAMK is located near, our cooperation works well and it supports both parties’ strategic objects”, comments Kaisu Soivio, Chief Metallurgist, on Moventas’ cooperation with JAMK.
Local newspaper Keskisuomalainen released an article in Finnish about the cooperation which is available here for Keskisuomalainen’s subscribers.